Thursday, July 14, 2005

Shake and bake life with the quake, the secret's in the crust

Hmmm...ya think? ...and imagine, it only took 37 years. What genius proclamations will ooze forth next?
RNC Chief to Say It Was 'Wrong' to Exploit Racial Conflict for Votes: "It was called 'the southern strategy,' started under Richard M. Nixon in 1968, and described Republican efforts to use race as a wedge issue -- on matters such as desegregation and busing -- to appeal to white southern voters.
Ken Mehlman, the Republican National Committee chairman, this morning will tell the NAACP national convention in Milwaukee that it was 'wrong.'

'By the '70s and into the '80s and '90s, the Democratic Party solidified its gains in the African American community, and we Republicans did not effectively reach out,' Mehlman says in his prepared text. 'Some Republicans gave up on winning the African American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization. I am here today as the Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong.'"